Fair Morn 1001H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFair Morn
Cruise identifier1001H
Cruise period2002-02-18 — 2002-03-08
Port of departureCampbeltown, United Kingdom
Port of returnCampbeltown, United Kingdom
Objectives1.Fishing trials will be carried out with two versions of an inclined panel separator trawl designed to separate cod and other roundfish species from Nephrops.
2. Underwater video film of inclined panels and associated fish reactions will be obtained using in-situ mini-television systems.
3. Additional biological sampling of cod will be undertaken for the project METACOD. Length, sex and maturity data along with tissue samples will be taken from all cod >25 cm. Gill tissue will be fixed in 100 percent ethanol for genetic studies. Otoliths will be removed with plastic forceps for microchemistry and age reading.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFair Morn 1001H cruise report fair_morn_1001h.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Channel; southern approaches to the Firth of Clyde
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 185
Description: cod of length greater than 25 cm were sampled for length, sex and maturity. Also gill tissue samples for genetic studies and otoliths for microchemistry and age readings.